Coachmans
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Coachmans

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#24 of 24 motels in Invercargill
3.6 of 5 bubbles
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3.7 of 5 bubbles
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3.4 of 5 bubbles
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3.9 of 5 bubbles
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Welcome to Coachman. We aim to make you feel welcome the minute you arrive! We are underway with lots of renovations being carried out - none that should cause any inconvenience to our guests. The wait has been a long one - but now with new owners, we're excited to get going with a massive overhaul! Popular with corporate workers, groups and generally those looking for great value for their money - we aim to under promise and over deliver with great hospitality and efficient service. We have accommodation options to suit all budgets – self catering apartments, studios, cabins, powered sites and tent sites. Our popularity and massive repeat business are built on great hospitality and real customer service. Word of mouth recommendations consistently bring us new guests. WiFi is free and available within the motels. Coachmans is easy to find - Coachmans is the first motel on your left as you come in from Dunedin on SH1. We look forward to welcoming you to our motel.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Housekeeping
Room service
Seating area
Sofa
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Telephone
Private bathrooms
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Robyn A wrote a review Feb 2024
Brisbane, Australia664 contributions199 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for 3 nights in room 6. Older style hotel in desperate need of a revamp, carpet and curtains both had holes in them, however the room was clean and the shower hot.

Staff/Manager was nice to deal with, but would not stay here again. We only stayed as everything was booked out as it was the Burt Munro weekend.
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Date of stay: February 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sean McDonald wrote a review Feb 2016
Christchurch, New Zealand342 contributions336 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here on a work trip so wasn't expecting anything spectacular, and right I was.
The rooms, the restaurant, the overall layout was just plain ordinary. The room decor was weak and the meal we had at dinner was overpriced for what was actually served on the plate, which in itself took far too long. An undercooked potato did not help the cause.
On a side note, $10 for 5G wifi did not seem fair.
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Date of stay: February 2016
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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kmbmea wrote a review Apr 2005
Los Angeles, California64 contributions216 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent one night here in March 2005. We stayed in a one-bedroom unit for NZ$75. Though not much to look at from the outside, the interior was a warm, pleasant space. There was ample space, it was quite clean, and it exceeded our expectations.

The one-bedroom unit came a master bedroom with double bed, with a second bed in the living room/TV area. See photos. Fully equipped kitchen. Fresh milk provided at check-in. There is a restaurant onsite, and delivery to the room is available, but we did not take advantage. It is a short drive into the town center. Groceries, fuel, etc., are right at the doorstep.

Considering the motel's location on a busy road, it was surprisingly quiet. No complaints of road noise.

This motel was a Lonely Planet recommendation, and one we would heartily endorse.

Coachman's Inn
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Thelma A wrote a review Feb 2020
Delray Beach, Florida6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Every once in a while you come across someone truly amazing; Cherie is that person. Everything was booked due to the flooding. I had an early morning flight and was lucky to even get to Invercargil. I called and Cherie confirmed she didn't have anything but she offered to check around and call back. She had no luck and was sending out an email to other hotels for possible no-shows. When that didn't work she offered a room that was getting ready for painting. She called in a helper to make up the room, added a TV, warmed the kettle, and added cookies and sweets. This was 8pm! I cried and gave her a hug. She had no idea that we had been soaking at a campsite for a week in Te Anau, we had numerous detours because of overflowing rivers, or that I was leaving because my dad was literally dying. She was just a wonderful person being helpful. The room was perfect and warm and the bed; glorious. Picked up Chinese across the street at Ascot and that was great!

I will never forget her and will direct anyone going to Invercargil to stay there or just say hi to this wonderful person if you're passing through.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from COACHMANS INN, General Manager at Coachmans
Responded 2 Apr 2020
Oh .. I’m really so touched by your review. You both had such an awful time of it all - and the news about your dad was so heartbreaking - especially with you being so far away. It’s truly devastating when your dealt a blow like that! I’m so glad we were able to help in such a small way. And I’m so humbled that it meant enough to you, that you would take time to write such lovely words. Would love to hear from you and hopefully we will meet up again. Stay safe, happy and well our wonderful overseas friends xx
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bexh2016 wrote a review Nov 2022
10 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Everything about this place was below average. We turned up at check in time and the reception was locked. Called the number and was told they were getting milk and would be back in 5 mins. Which seemed strange as there was a 4 Square directly across the road and why would you go out right when check in time starts.. 10 minutes later they opened the doors for us. The rooms were pretty clean but everything was so outdated and average. The rooms smelt like toilet cleaner, the curtain in our room was ripped and there was an old milkshake bottle under the bed. In my aunties room, they had no light bulb in the lamp and when they tried to close the window the latch came off! Lots of permanent residents there and felt very dreary and not safe for young families. When we were unpacking our car, one of the residents who was clearly on something kept staring at my son and it was incredible unnerving and uncomfortable. There was a conference on that day in Invercargill so had no choice but to stay as everywhere else was completely booked out, even the air bnbs. We were with a group, and had booked a few rooms so felt somewhat safe being around people we knew. But morale of the story, always read the reviews and never let anyone else book your accommodation!!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Marshmallow F wrote a review Sept 2023
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
At first glance you hope not to be reading the book by it's cover. But it's way worse. At the back of the property appears to be permanent tenants living in sloppy, messy conditions and loitering about. The room itself was incredibly dated and dirty. There was leftover food in the fridge. Dried noodles stuck to the kitchen bench. Hair in the shower. I could hear the man in the next room farting. Not a pleasant stay in the least - would have left but no other accommodation available in Invercargill according to my travel arranger after flight chaos caused by weather conditions.
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Date of stay: September 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: This place is literally the last resort
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Sheila E wrote a review Jun 2022
Tauranga, New Zealand6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked and paid for a one bedroom unit. Arrived to book in and told that the one bedroom unit not available but we could have a studio room. Asked for assurance that we would have the one bed unit the following night. Returned the following afternoon to a different receptionist to be told he knew nothing about changing rooms. We went to the studio room. Wet towels still in the bottom of the shower, no housekeeping done. We left and and checked into another motel. When we returned home I emailed asking for a credit. Not eve the decency to reply to my email. Not recommended
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Cheryl H wrote a review Sept 2015
Australia1 contribution6 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Don't believe a word they say about 'our place is yours, make yourself at home'. I've stayed in hotels/motels/airbnb the world over & never encountered a place quite like this - Fawlty Towers without the redeeming humour! Unapproachable, defensive & downright rude are apt adjectives for the proprietor & her off-sider. The only 'cheap' thing about this overpriced, drab & less than clean place, is the service & quality. As for the restaurant - it was so bad we just had to laugh. One of those great 'horror' stories to regale family & friends for posterity - but seriously, when they say homestyle cooking, they REALLY mean a home cook who can't cook & who charges like the proverbial wounded bull, just to add insult to injury, for bare bones meals that are tasteless, unappetising & stingy. This place is clearly running on the smell of an oily rag, & the subsequent stinginess shouts at you; they obviously missed the memo that those in the hospitality industry NEED to be hospitable & don't charge like a king while delivering like a pauper.... Maybe we just struck a REALLY bad few days, but I suspect not! I hope they at least take some notice of this review & get their act together, because I do wish their business well & have no desire to see them vanish down the gurgler, but if they don't act & change, they are a goner! Someone call the hotel inspector!!!!!
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Date of stay: August 2015
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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FranJapani wrote a review Jun 2016
Melbourne, Australia223 contributions78 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Cramped room. Heater kept going off. Electric blanket worked intermittently. You have to step up into shower which is slippery coming out. No fan in bathroom and whdn you pull shower curtain across......hardly any light. Paper thin walls. Proprietor nice and friendly but wont stay again.
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Date of stay: June 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sharonansteve wrote a review May 2016
Christchurch New Zealand10 contributions3 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
they need the reception to be open until at least 10pm and the phone from the unit to be answered 24/7. Did not appreciate arriving at 6pm and having to wait 5 minutes in the freezing cold waiting for someone to open up after having to call on a cell phone the number on the door. Later, we dialled "0" from our room with no reply, went down to the reception and the door was again locked, we rang the number on the door to sort out the breakfast menu issue. There is a restaurant on site but sadly was only open mon - thursday. the menu for breakfast in the book was not laid out very clearly and lead us to believe a hot breakfast would be available but it is not. I would also expect some basics available in the bathroom eg. shampoo etc. there was only a bar of soap and towels.

Although the unit was very dated and not in the best of condition the actual unit was lovely and clean, and despite leaving my towel on the door in the bathroom we were given clean towels, the bed was made up and the bathroom cleaned.The two staff were very pleasant to deal with. Had free wifi although very slow.
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Date of stay: May 2016
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Marshmallow F wrote a tip Sept 2023
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"This place is literally the last resort"
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SHIRLEY W. wrote a tip Nov 2019
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The room we had was great as I didn't need a kitchen to cook in. They do have them but they are around the front of the motel."
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CHRISSIE wrote a tip Nov 2019
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Studios are lovely. Off the road and nestled away overlooking a courtyard."
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Christine Wenzlick wrote a tip Nov 2019
Tauranga, New Zealand165 contributions31 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go somewhere else"
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a pissed off customer wrote a tip Oct 2019
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"find another motel"
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PRICE RANGE
$130 - $147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandSouthland RegionInvercargill
NUMBER OF ROOMS
21
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Frequently Asked Questions about Coachmans
Which popular attractions are close to Coachmans?
Nearby attractions include Dig This Invercargill (1.0 km), Classic Motorcycle Mecca (3.4 km), and Bill Richardson Transport World (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Coachmans?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and room service.
Which room amenities are available at Coachmans?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Coachmans?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Coachmans?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Coachmans?
Conveniently located restaurants include Elegance At 148 On Elles Restaurant, Pinch of Spice, and The Batch Cafe.
Are any cleaning services offered at Coachmans?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Coachmans?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Demolition World (5.2 km).
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